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NIAGARA FALLS – A detached garage that was destroyed by a fire Sunday morning in the 6600 block of Lindbergh Avenue was called a total loss on Monday.

The fire, which started just after 5 a.m. Sunday, was contained to the garage owned by Barry Ginter, at 6610 Lindbergh Ave., according to fire investigator Gerald Aderhold, who called the garage a total loss.

“The building inspector said it will have to come down,” Aderhold said.

Ginter had been in the process of restoring a 1966 Chevy Nova, which was also damaged by the fire, investigators said.

Aderhold said the fire appeared to have started in the back of the building and spread to the roof, but he said the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Damages were listed at $15,000 to the building; $10,000 to the contents, which included a variety of tools and a compressor; and $2,000 damage to the Nova.